LA Times: ‘A people’s project’: UCI professors and students archive the work of living Black activists

Screenshot of one of UCI-HBCU fellowship’s meetings. The summer fellowship was conducted virtually due to COVID-19.(Courtesy of Jessica Millward) View at latimes.com: https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/story/2020-08-19/a-peoples-project-hbcu-students-and-uci-professors-archive-the-work-of-living-black-activists  ‘A people’s project’: UCI professors and HBCU students archive the work of living Black activists By Vera CastanedaStaff Writer  Aug. 19, 2020 | 6:06 PM From the confines of a prison, [...]

LA Times: ‘A people’s project’: UCI professors and students archive the work of living Black activists2020-08-24T14:26:22-07:00

Introducing the UCI Black Thriving Initiative

Dear Campus Community, I am writing to announce the UCI Black Thriving Initiative, a far-reaching and ambitious vehicle for institutional transformation. In response to the protests against police violence directed at Black people and the persistence of systemic anti-Blackness, Chancellor Gillman on May 31 called for an unprecedented campus response to this national imperative. [...]

Introducing the UCI Black Thriving Initiative2020-08-24T10:33:10-07:00

Building a Culture Where Black People Thrive: Resources for Confronting Anti-Blackness

Dear Campus Community, I am writing to follow up on Chancellor Gillman's call to the campus community on May 31 to dismantle systemic anti-Black sentiment. I want to announce the creation of a dedicated website entitled Building a Culture Where Black People Thrive: Resources for Confronting Anti-Blackness. Accountability for confronting anti-Blackness begins with understanding. Understanding [...]

Building a Culture Where Black People Thrive: Resources for Confronting Anti-Blackness2020-08-06T17:49:16-07:00

Chancellor Howard Gillman | Public Safety at UCI

Dear colleagues: Yesterday, the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) wrote to the campus community, outlining critical steps toward community-focused policing. I am writing to underscore my full support for these efforts and to put their efforts in the larger context of our whole university response to the long-overdue national reckoning that we have witnessed since the horrific, [...]

Chancellor Howard Gillman | Public Safety at UCI2020-08-06T17:44:16-07:00

Pride: Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe ♥★✚

Dear campus community, This Pride month is like none other. COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of parades across the country in support of the LGBT community. Still, there is so much to reflect upon about how inclusive the United States is in 2020. In a landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County earlier this [...]

Pride: Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe ♥★✚2020-07-23T13:08:45-07:00

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Why Juneteenth Matters in 2020 ♥★✚

Dear campus community, Today the campus observes the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth or National Freedom Day. It refers to the date when enslaved Black men, women and children in the state of Texas collectively marked their emancipation at the end of the Civil War. Since then, Juneteenth not only commemorates the ending of chattel slavery [...]

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Why Juneteenth Matters in 2020 ♥★✚2020-07-23T12:58:15-07:00

A message from Chancellor Howard Gillman | U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ♥ ★ ✚

A Message from Chancellor Howard Gillman To the Anteater community: Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision that, for the time being, upholds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is an executive order from the Obama administration that allows employment eligibility and deferment from deportation to people who were brought into the [...]

A message from Chancellor Howard Gillman | U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ♥ ★ ✚2020-06-19T09:55:04-07:00

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Inclusive Excellence and the UCI Police Department ♥ ★ ✚

To the Anteater community: We are writing to announce several actions to further align the UCI Police Department with our commitment to inclusive excellence and confronting anti-Black racism. This commitment is grounded in a community where all expect equity, support diversity, practice inclusion and honor free speech. Realizing this commitment mandates a campus police department [...]

Office of Inclusive Excellence | Inclusive Excellence and the UCI Police Department ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-23T09:06:37-07:00

Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory | Black Lives Matter | A message from Director Michael A. Yaasa, Ph.D. ♥★✚

  Friends, We have watched in horror and grief as the events of the last few weeks transpired, exposing systematic anti-Black racism as persistent, pervasive, and lethal. It is a fundamental issue that plagues our society and reminds us that our work is far from done. While we can look back on the progress made [...]

Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory | Black Lives Matter | A message from Director Michael A. Yaasa, Ph.D. ♥★✚2020-07-23T08:57:36-07:00

Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Science | An Act of Solidarity ♥ ★ ✚

Dear UCI community, I think we can all appreciate that this has been a difficult week. UC Irvine Health came together this afternoon to kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. We knelt at our desks, in clinic halls, on hospital wards, and outdoors. We all took a knee in solidarity, humility, and awareness. We came together in remembrance of George [...]

Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Science | An Act of Solidarity ♥ ★ ✚2020-07-23T08:58:18-07:00
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